University of Information Technology

Wireless and Mobile Communications

Course Description

This course validates the knowledge of students relating to wireless communication systems in both wireless LANs and cellular networks. Mobile radio communication, propagation models, multi-path propagation effects, diversity, noise and interference are discussed. Analog and digital modulation techniques and their performance measures, multiple access techniques such as FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA are discussed.

The aims of this course are:

  • To provide the basic and advanced technology and concepts of wireless and cellular networks.
  • To provide a wide-range of general knowledge on wireless and communication systems.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • recognize wireless LANs, wireless WANs, wireless network standards, functions and applications, broadband wireless access, and integration of different types of wireless networks.
  • examine the evolution of cellular systems, principles and operation of cellular systems, narrow-band systems: FDMA and TDMA systems, frequency allocation, and capacity considerations.
  • apply CDMA wideband systems: resource allocation, handover, power control, interference and capacity, OFDMA wideband systems, and standardized cellular communications systems.
  • choose a wireless communication technology or a combination of technologies to suit a given application for a given environment

Text and References Books


  1. Vijay K. Garg, Wireless Communications and Networking, Publisher: MK (2007)
  2. William Stallings, Wireless Communication and Networks, Second Edition, Pearson Education (2005)


  1. Jochen Schiller, Mobile Communications, Second Edition, 2009
  2. Clint Smith and Daniel Collins, Wireless Networks Design and Integration for LTE, EVDO, HSPA, and WIMAX, Third Edition, 2014
  3. Brandon James Carroll, CCNA Wireless Official Exam Certification Guide, 2009

Assessment system

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Class Participation 10 Marks 10%
Tutorial 10 Marks 10%
Assignment and Presentation individually 10 Marks 10%
Project and Report by team 10 Marks 10%
Final Examination 60 Marks 60%